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DON’T BE CRUEL TO YOUR PUPPY…LEMME GIVE YOU A TWISTED TALE (Clayton Storyteller): 2017 Fringe Review

Listening to solo performer Clayton Storyteller spin cleverly wrought yarns in his vivid verse is an engaging treat.

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I’M OK, ARE YOU OK? (PHIT Comedy): 2017 Fringe review

For Molly Scullion, the only way out is through comedy.

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Eugene Ionesco’s THE BALD SOPRANO (IRC): 2017 Fringe Review

Tina Brock and company make Ionesco’s absurd SOPRANO sing.

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WHICH REMINDS ME (Act II): 60-second review

Tony Braithwaite did it again with another original show

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I Just Wanted To Be Happy: SUICIDE STORIES, a Fringe preview

How would you feel if your entire life was summed up by a single number? A suicide statistic.

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What Is Hardcore Fringer Brett Mapp Seeing This Year

Brett Mapp is seeing 35 Fringe shows in 20 days. His itinerary makes a good starting point for considering your own schedule.

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Philadelphia Theater Calendar September 2017

What’s onstage this month?

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In Judgment of Wrongs: A biting premiere on American injustice launches Kash Goins’s residency at the Arden

In 2016, Philly playwright Kash Goins took a look at the human costs of mass incarceration in his nuanced, intimate original drama V to X (five to ten). For ten…

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Even Talking about Suicide Is Difficult: Nine playwrights on collaborative playwriting with Elephant Room Productions

The subject of suicide is so taboo that few playwrights tackle the topic, and even fewer theater companies present a whole evening of plays about suicide.

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BLACKCATFISHMUSKETEER (Malaprop Theatre, Dublin): Edinburgh Fringe 2017

What Fringe Festival? The Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Your guide to Opera Philadelphia’s O17 Festival

Here’s everything you need to know about the musical smorgasbord that awaits.

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LOVE GASOLINE! (CalArts Festival Theater): Edinburgh Fringe 2017

What Fringe Festival? The Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Phindie writer Kathryn Osenlund visited Scotland to see some shows from the home of Fringe. This one’s a tough show to either understand…

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FAGIN’S TWIST (Avant Garde Dance Company and The Place): Edinburgh Fringe 2017

What Fringe Festival? The Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Phindie writer Kathryn Osenlund visited Scotland to see some shows from the home of Fringe.

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2016-2017 Phindie Critics’ Awards

Philadelphia theater writers choose their favorite plays of the last season.

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LADY MACBETH: UNSEX ME HERE (Company Chordelia and Solar Bear): Edinburgh Fringe 2017

Phindie writer Kathryn Osenlund visited Scotland to see some shows from the home of Fringe.’

THESE TERRIBLE THINGS used a famous image of a child rescued from a concentration camp asked to draw "home".

24 Picks for the 2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival

What to see at the 2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival

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CATHY (Ali Taylor): Edinburgh Fringe 2017

Phindie writer Kathryn Osenlund visited Scotland to see some shows from the home of Fringe.

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2017 Barrymore nominees: In their own words

Phindie asked this year’s crop of Barrymore Award nominees about their experience of being nominated.

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From Philly to Edinburgh: Meeting up with Chris Davis at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

In his 4th year here at Edinburgh it looks like Chris has become quite a popular fixture.

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2017 Barrymore Awards nominations

On August 21, Theatre Philadelphia announced nominees for the 2017 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre. Established companies led the day.